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Media Arts and Animation, B.F.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Miami, FL, United States
Media Arts and Animation at AI Miami International University of Art and Design is a challenging and rapidly evolving industry that enables students to transform their ideas from simple sketches to virtual reality. Students in this program will have the opportunity to learn how to bring life to unique characters and create entire worlds. 
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Overview

All kinds of industries—beyond just entertainment and media—need creative minds to bring ideas to life. Animators. 3D animators. Multimedia artists. Special Effects artists. Along with others, they put their skills and imaginations to work everywhere from film and TV to medicine and law. 

If you have the talent, passion, and tenacity to follow that career path, Media Arts & Animation degree programs can prepare you for a life of doing what you love. In our creative and supportive environment, you’ll use industry-specific hardware and software in an environment that’s as challenging and competitive as the real world. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty. It won't be easy. But nothing truly worthwhile ever is.

Learning outcomes

The Media Arts and Animation program at AI Miami International University of Art and Design begins with a study of human anatomy, life-drawing, and perspective in order to perfect the creation of 2-D and 3-D renderings of lifelike forms and environments. 2-D and 3-D animation techniques will be used in a variety of media from pencil and paper to industry-standard software packages. Our talented faculty enhances the student’s skills in storyboarding, pre-production, production, post-production, and self promotion. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Imaging
  • Life Drawing for Animation
  • Character and Object Design for Animation
  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • Digital Editing
  • Computer 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Principles of Animation
  • Acting / Movement
  • 2D Animation
  • Storyboard Rendering for Animation
  • Camera and Lighting Techniques
  • Creative and Collaborative Project Management
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Character Animation
  • 3D Textures
  • Web Animation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    55

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    480

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Enrollment Agreement
  • Essay
  • A photocopy of the student’s passport to provide proof of birth date and citizenship (applicants who do not hold a passport will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate).
  • Original or official copies of all educational transcripts. These transcripts must be prepared in English or include an official English translation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 96300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 96300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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